Australia

November, 2018

2018 Wedge-Tailed Eagle design bows out with the beautiful five-ounce high-relief silver version

By |2018-11-05T23:20:53+00:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

2018 Wedge-Tailed Eagle design bows out with the beautiful five-ounce high-relief silver version 2018 WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE UHR A coin that blew us away when it debuted back in 2014, the John Mercanti designed Wedge-Tailed Eagle was a wholly unexpected addition to the Perth Mints line-up of nature-themed bullion coins, but a welcome one. Now on its third design, the mother and chick image on [...]

October, 2018

Silver Swan bullion coin transforms into a beautiful limited, five-ounce high-relief proof version

By |2018-10-08T22:44:59+00:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Silver Swan bullion coin transforms into a beautiful limited, five-ounce high-relief proof version 2018 SILVER SWAN UHR One of the more recent additions to the expanded canon of nature-themed bullion coins emanating from the Perth Mint, the Silver Swan came out last year to great acclaim. A classic side-on view of the Perth Mint's mascot, it was hugely popular and generated a frenzied purchasing period that saw [...]

Megaband AC/DC are celebrating 45 years of rocking with new coins from the Royal Australian Mint

By |2018-10-03T12:37:18+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Art & Literature, Australia, Coloured, People, Royal Australian Mint|

Megaband AC/DC are celebrating 45 years of rocking with new coins from the Royal Australian Mint Such luminaries as VH1, MTV, Rolling Stone, and the music buying public have consistently rated AC/DC one of the greatest music groups of all time. Selling more than 200 million albums over a forty-five year period is a phenomenal achievement for any rock and roll band. Formed in Sydney, [...]

September, 2018

2018 Invictus Games for wounded soldiers is celebrated on new Australian silver coin

By |2018-09-29T11:10:27+00:00September 29th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Event, Australia, Coloured, Sport, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

2018 Invictus Games for wounded soldiers is celebrated on new Australian silver coin Being seriously injured while serving in the military isn't a sign that an active life has ended. Those that serve in combat are already those amongst us with the greatest drive to overcome obstacles, so why should that end when that service does? Prince Harry of the British Royal Family understood that is doesn't and [...]

The Perth Mint embeds a 1.6bn year old diamond in its latest extravagant silver coin

By |2018-09-06T13:21:09+00:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

The Perth Mint embeds a 1.6bn year old diamond in its latest extravagant silver coin In amongst the usual selection of proof and modified versions of their bullion ranges, the Perth Mint often drops in something a little different. This month it's aimed more towards the higher end and takes the form of a five-ounce silver coin with a quite unusual design and some impressive looks. Called [...]

Australia says goodbye to the Broadley effigy of QEII with the debut of the new Jody Clark portrait

By |2018-09-05T10:52:04+00:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Australia, Coloured, People, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia says goodbye to the Broadley effigy of QEII with the debut of the new Jody Clark portrait 2019 SIXTH EFFIGY QUEEN ELIZABETH II After a couple of years, we're finally seeing more countries start to use the latest Jody Clark effigy of the Queen, but with a twist. The design we're all now familiar with thanks to its use on all new Royal Mint coins of [...]

Australia stays in the night sky with the second in the Earth and Beyond domed coin series

By |2018-09-04T12:47:49+00:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Australia, Coloured, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia stays in the night sky with the second in the Earth and Beyond domed coin series Australia has issued the second in its latest domed astronomy coin series called The Earth & Beyond and after our home planet, it's moved to our very own satellite - the Moon. The latest incarnation of a format that proved hugely popular when it debuted with Southern Sky several years ago, [...]

The Perth Mint launches its annual range of nature themed bullion coins for 2019

By |2018-09-03T19:15:00+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

The Perth Mint launches its annual range of nature themed bullion coins for 2019 Yes, it's that time of the year again. The Perth Mint has revealed the new 2019 bullion coin designs for its core ranges. There are no changes to formats or mintages over last year, and the Kangaroo platinum and silver coins are back unchanged. As for the designs, aesthetics are obviously a [...]

August, 2018

Macquarie Lighthouse, a Sydney landmark, is two centuries old and on a Perth Mint silver coin

By |2018-08-07T17:54:48+00:00August 7th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Australia, Science, Silver, Perth Mint|

Macquarie Lighthouse, a Sydney landmark, is two centuries old and on a Perth Mint silver coin 2018 MACQUARIE LIGHTHOUSE BICENTENARY The Perth Mint's August run is out now and in amongst the usual proof versions of their bullion coins are a couple of different items. This one is a one-ounce silver coin dedicated to the bicentenary of Macquarie Lighthouse, the first to be erected in Australia, although [...]

Australia wraps up its Terrestrial Gold Dome convex coin series with landmark 1626 John Speed map

By |2018-08-06T12:08:43+00:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: History, Australia, Gold, Nature, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia wraps up its Terrestrial Gold Dome convex coin series with landmark 1626 John Speed map Following on from their hugely popular Southern Sky and Northern Sky series of domed, silver astronomy coins, the Royal Australian Mint launched a domed gold coin in February this year that expanded the concept in a different direction. Eschewing colour and direct representations of the night sky, that coin chose instead [...]

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